Introduction: Camp Light / Bucket Light
A great camp light for campground camping made from a cheap 5 gallon bucket. Camp light is mounted on a 8 foot PVC pole.
You will need bucket with a lid, a fixture mount, a fixture cover and attaching bolts, a light fixture with bulb.
Attach the fixture mounting to the underside of the lid using 2 small bolts,(continue with next step)
At the same time attach the fixture cover on the outside; this gives you something to anchor the light fixture to.
Wire a short cord to the light fixture(I repurposed an old computer power cord - prefect length).
Feed the cord into a hole made in the bottom of the bucket
The finished Camp Light / Light Bucket
To mount the bucket on a 1 1/4 PVC pipe I made a female receiver using a plastic quart bottle and Plaster of Paris - I would recommend Auto body filler. I placed a short piece of pipe at the top of receiver to stop of pole from going all the way through. Using screws I attached the receiver to the bottom of the bucket after making a hole in the bottom. Note:The square hole is for the power cord.
Hope you enjoy building and using the Bucket light on your next camping trip.